Mace J. Yampolsky | Criminal Law
Having been a seasoned trial attorney since 1981, Mr. Yampolsky has tried virtually every type of serious criminal matter, including numerous murder cases. Some of Mr. Yampolsky's many successes include: obtaining three murder acquittals; a dismissal of a capital murder case on a procedural issue; an acquittal in the nationally recognized "Computer Gang" case; and successfully arguing before the United States Supreme Court in Nevada v. Riggins (1992), a death penalty case. Click here to download the official decision (PDF) | Click here to listen to the Riggins Oral Argument (MP3) In that case, Riggins' conviction was reversed and remanded for a new trial. Mr. Yampolsky literally saved the life of his client, David Riggins. The Case of the Rockabilly Shootings is another very high-profile matter that was handled by Mr. Yampolsky. The murder case was dubbed by the media as the "Rockabilly Shootings." Mr. Yampolsky's client was accused of killing someone who had tried to kill him. The victim was a gang member, and Mr. Yampolsky's client stated that the victim was known to have a gun on him. Mr. Yampolsky's defense was clearly one of self-defense. After much investigation, Mr. Yampolsky found the car that was driven by a cohort of one of the decedents. It had two bullet holes, which supported the defense theory that the decedent had a gun and that his client had in fact fired in self-defense. Jury verdict: Not Guilty.